L vs B treadle

eljuncal

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Wow ... yesterday I drove an L series tractor for the first time ... what a surprise when I first mashed down on the treadle to 'reverse' the tractor ... !!!!

Compared to my B2601, the L treadle pedal is positively 'feather-like'!

Please Kubota - issue a 'field fix' for the B treadle.

On a related note ... I also noticed the movement of the FEL is SO much smoother on the L ... what gives?
 
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jimh406

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I've read other people mention the same thing. I've wondered if there are stronger springs on the B.
 
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Freeheeler

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My B felt just like the L when I test drove them both for the loader and the HST pedal. Mine is the bigger B though, it may just be a problem with 2601.
 

eljuncal

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My B felt just like the L when I test drove them both for the loader and the HST pedal. Mine is the bigger B though, it may just be a problem with 2601.
Yes, I believe the the B model you have was eventually renamed/absorbed into the 'LX' line and thus is 'up market' from my little B.
 

Rdrcr

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I've owned both the B2601 and L2501. And indeed, the treadle pedal is much easier to use on the L series tractor. I'm not sure precisely why but, the L series is nowhere near as fatiguing as the B series tractors.

Mike
 

chim

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I've had 3 HST Kubotas - B7500, L3200 & L4240. I can't say I remember any difference in the pedals. When shopping for the first (B7500) I did have a long look at the BX series. I don't recall what it was that turned me off about them, but after a minimal amount of seat time the BX was ruled out.
 

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Standard l should be similar. The Gl has more electronic manipulation, thus the light pedal.
 
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